Thibodaux in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Born in 1814 in Fayette County, PA, to Zedoc and Eleanor Springer, Morgan flat-boated down the Mississippi River with James Frost, a friend, around 1840. A master carpenter, he soon acquired a lot on Jackson Street in Thibodaux. Frost and Springer constructed many building in the region and in 1848 designed the Guion Academy, Thibodaux's first public school. Springer served several terms as a Trustee of Thibodaux. In 1859-60, he and S.S, Evans erected the Greek Revival-Style Lafourche Parish Courthouse, designed by noted architect Henry Howard. In 1846 he married Azalie Bourg in St. John's Catholic Church, Thibodaux; at his death in 1861 springer had seven minor children. His estate was valued at over $22,000.
Erected by St. John's Historic Cemetery.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 29° 47.64′ N, 90° 49.402′ W. Marker is in Thibodaux, Louisiana, in Lafourche Parish. Marker can be reached from Jackson Street south of Seventh Street, on the right when Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 718 Jackson Street, Thibodaux LA 70301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rev. Daniel McNair (a few steps from this marker); James Mcallister (a few steps from this marker); Fayette Clay Ewing (a few steps from this marker); John Carlton Beatty (a few steps from this marker); James Frost (a few steps from this marker); Leonidas Polk (a few steps from this marker); St. John's Historic Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary King Fulford (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thibodaux.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 14, 2018.